Professor Warner joined the Chicago-Kent faculty in 1990. Prior to that, he was an
assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Southern California and the
University of Pennsylvania. He teaches Contracts, Remedies, Jurisprudence, Internet Law,
and E-Commerce Law and has published several articles and books on philosophical and
legal topics. 

Professor Warner was named a Norman and Edna Freehling Scholar in 2002 and is the faculty
director of Chicago-Kent’s Center for Law and Computers. He is the director of
Chicago-Kent's Project Poland ( and visiting foreign
professor at University of Gdańsk, Poland, where he is director of the School of American
Law. He is also director of the School of American Law at the University of Wrocław,
Poland. From 1994 to 1996, he was president of InterActive Computer Tutorials, a software
company, and from 1998 to 2000, he was director of Building Businesses on the Web, an
Illinois Institute of Technology executive education program concerning e-commerce. 

Professor Warner's research concerns the regulation of business competition on the
Internet and Internet security as well as the nature of human rights and their grounding
in personal freedom. He has lectured on Internet security at the second United Nations
Economic Commission for Europe workshop, "E-Regulations: E-Security and Knowledge
Economy," in Geneva, Switzerland, and, at the invitation of the FBI, on global
cybercrime before the Chicago Crime Commission. He was the principal investigator for
"Using Education to Combat White Collar Crime," a U.S. State Department grant
devoted to combating money laundering in Ukraine from 2000 to 2006. He is currently a
member of the U.S. Secret Service’s Electronic and Financial Crimes Taskforce. 

Professor Warner earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California, where he
served on the Southern California Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He
received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley, and he
received his B.A. (with distinction and Phi Beta Kappa) in English from Stanford



Unauthorized Access: The Crisis in Online Privacy and Security (with R. Sloan) (2013)

Going beyond current books on privacy and security, Unauthorized Access: The Crisis in Online Privacy...


Books Edited

Hi-Tech Law (2006)



Self, Privacy, and Power: Is It All Over? (with R. Sloan), Tulane Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property (2014)

The realization of a multifaceted self is an ideal one strives to realize. One realizes...



Beyond Notice and Choice: Privacy, Norms, and Consent (with Robert Sloan), Suffolk University Journal of High Technology Law (2014)

Informational privacy is the ability to determine for yourself when and how others may collect...



Big Data and the “New” Privacy Tradeoff (with R. Sloan), Big Data and Privacy: Workshop Proceedings, Future of Privacy Forum (2013)

Contributions to Books

Austin, J. L., Wiley-Blackwell's International Encyclopedia of Ethics (2013)


Paul Grice (with R. Grandy), Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2013)
Local or Global?: Morals from Federal Preemption Doctrine, Federalism or Unitary System? Determinants, Effects, and the Influence on the Legal Regulation of States (2012)
Legal Pragmatism, A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory (2009)

Popular Press

Unpublished Papers


The Self, the Stasi, the NSA: Privacy, Knowledge, and Complicity in the Surveillance State (with Robert H. Sloan), ExpressO (2015)

We focus on privacy in public. The notion dates back over a century, at least...